Jessica Bell and I have teamed up for the A-Z blogging challenge this year to talk about our musical muses - a band/artist or song that has inspired, or affected us in some way.
Garbage holds a special place in my heart.
My family has a cabin at the beautiful Christina Lake, tucked in the Canadian Rockies - and sadly, a 10-hour drive from my northern Alberta home. Before I got married, inherited an amazing stepdaughter, and became "mom" to three dogs, I used to make this commute several times in one season.
Typically in my Celica (damn, I miss that car), driving at very high speeds. For one summer, I played nothing but Garbage (literally, not metaphorically) for the entire trip. Every one of their songs sounded magical pumping through the speakers of my amazing stereo system (have I mentioned I MISS that car?), but Push It definitely ranks in my top three Garbage songs.
Sidenote: Lead singer Marilyn was actually one of the muses for my character Jagger Valentine. Jagger's more of an Audioslave fan, but sometimes when I write about her adventures, I listen to Garbage.
Or I listen to GOO GOO DOLLS. In particular, Name, which was featured in the movie City of Angels.
Great movie - bad ending!
Of course, I'd be remiss in not mentioning GUNS AND ROSES. Yeah, I was a bit of a metal head growing up, though true fans of metal might not classify GnR as anything stronger than heavy rock. Like many of the 80s bands I loved as a high school student, I would have stood in line for concert tickets...for a very long time.
And finally, my current song obsession by the band GOTYE. Yeah, I know it's playing on every radio station (and coming up in an episode of Glee) but it's such an amazing track - hard not to love it! My stepdaughter teases me about having "songs of the moment" - this is mine right now.
Would Garbage, Gotye, or Goo Goo Dolls be on YOUR list? If not, which "G" band would?